Betsy DeVos, This Is What Sexual Assault Survivors Want You to Know
Today, we 114 survivors of sexual assault ask education secretary Betsy DeVos: Exactly who are you here to serve?
For us, this is personal, and traumatizing. From the moment we were raped or assaulted, the question of who protects us has haunted us all. Collectively, we represent thousands of instances of institutional failure at colleges, universities, and K-12 schools. We suffered immensely, as did our academics, relationships, and overall well-being. Institutional betrayal forced many of us, and countless others, to leave school.
We do not simply represent the failures of the very institutions that are supposed to help us, but the need for strong and clear enforcement of Title IX.